Industry growth in Uganda
Uganda's domestic chicken industry is experiencing
strong expansion, particularly in the production of day-old chicks, meat and
Overall, demand for chicken meat is estimated to be growing by 20-25
percent per annum, while the demand for eggs is said to be growing at up to 30
percent per annum.
The construction of internationally reputable hotels, and the scheduled
significant events (such as the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
) coming up in the
region, are also believed to have increased demand for chicken meat and eggs.
This trend is expected to continue as more tourists consider Uganda as a holiday
It is estimated that, over the past thirty six months, the number of day
old chicks produced domestically has increased by nearly 50%. Ugandan commercial
chicken growers say that this development has resulted in lower day-old chick
prices and more stable supply.
The past ten years have also seen strong growth in the poultry feed
producing sector, which has resulted in the availability of quality feed at an
affordable price. The availability of high quality medicines at cheaper prices
has also benefited growers.
Increasing demand for chicken meat and eggs country wide has resulted in
higher prices being paid for chicken meat and eggs on the open market, which is
making it possible for an ever increasing number of Ugandan chicken growers to
produce at a profit.
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